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Lone Star Quilt – Queen

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A handmade Amish quilt makes a comfortable bed spread and a family heirloom to be passed from generation to generation. Each quilt is handmade with love by one of our fine quilters. The Lone Star quilt is a beautiful example of a traditional quilt pattern. It is made with shades of purple fabrics with a scalloped border edged with a dark purple binding. This specific quilt is initialed and dated and quilted with 264 yards of thread by one talented Amish lady named, Elizabeth Miller, to ensure consistent stitching. On a queen-size bed, this quilt will allow 20 inches of drop per side.

Measures 101″ x 114″ long.

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Homemade quilts combine the warmth of a bed cover with a unique story told by the quilters from Lancaster County, PA. Every homemade quilt is as unique as the family, busy mother or Amish ladies group who uses a needle and thimble to thread stitch on the quilt. Some quilts involve hundreds of hours and thousands of stitches to create a unique patchwork quilt that will last for generations.

When you peruse our HOMEMADE QUILTS you are shopping for an item that tells a story and adds meaning to your bedroom! Discover more about our unique patchwork quilts and the stories behind them

We have a lot of quilts! Want to see a gallery of the major patterns? Checkout our Common Amish Quilt Patterns.

Community Creating Beauty: How We Piece Scrap Quilts

We source our homemade patchwork quilts from local Amish and Mennonite artisans, who craft them by hand with the care and art of the American quilting tradition. Frequently, families work together to piece and quilt these bedspreads. With their help, we offer you patchwork quilts, each unique and handmade.

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The Postage Stamp is a popular Scrap Quilt Pattern

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Square and Applique Scraps compliment in this Country Hearts Quilt

scrap quilts in many colors from family farm fabrics

A few Scrap Quilt variations.

Frugality Creating Beauty: How Scrap Quilts Developed

Scrap quilts are called a variety of different names, each a thread connected to quilters years ago who first used this pattern.

Called a “charm” quilt in the late 19th century, young women collected hundreds of different fabrics from their family and friends. Perhaps if they collected 999 different squares, their true love would bring them the thousandth–and their happily-ever-after dream, too. One quilting blogger speculates that collecting these fabrics may have given girls opportunities to ask their love interest for a contribution!

The scrap quilt has also been called a “beggar” quilt, referring to quilters asking each other for contributions to their projects. Trying to put together a bedspread without repeating every fabric, they also called the quilts “odd feller” quilts–every piece was an odd feller. Some families recall their mother repeating one square, however, so that a child sick in bed might be entertained looking for the matching patches.

Still another name scrap quilts went by is the “postage stamp” quilt, so called because quilters would use their tiniest scraps, sometimes no bigger than a postage stamp. Perhaps the original motivation was not wasting the smallest piece (historians recall the scarcity of the Great Depression in this), but it also became a challenge at some point. Quilters would collect thousands of pieces to compete with each other in making stitched masterpieces.

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Twin Sized Postage Stamp Quilt

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Ancient Star is another Scrap Quilt Pattern

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A color coordinated Scrap Quilt is an exquisite work of art!

Did you know?

The profession of lots of Amish and Mennonite mothers needs to coincide with their home life, since they stay at home to look after their households. Quilting meets that need. We permit these ladies to produce at their own personal pace to ensure they may adequately maintain their family. For many women, making quilts is actually excellent therapy and an exceptional past-time.

A quilt is not just a comfy bed cover: it is also a masterpiece of artwork. The crafters that make our quilts choose high quality colorful materials and organize them into a creative masterpiece. Choose from our stock of over 2 hundred homemade quilts for a quilt that best complements your home design.

While the pieces of fabric are stitched by machine to make certain tighter sewing, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton materials compose the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched in between those two layers, nonetheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both heat and also outstanding washing results.

You will find our quilts to be reasonably sizable in length and width. As a matter of fact, well-nigh of our quilts are large enough to reduce the need for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as mattress heights are different, each quilt's size is different as well. We specify the quilt's dimensions in addition to the calculated drop for you to compare to the overall size you need. Please do your homework ahead of your purchase!

Washing Quilts?

As a matter of fact, our quilts are indeed washable in a washing machine! We recommend the following standards for the best care of your heirloom quilt:

Amish Homemade Quilt Trivia

Scarcely any people realize the extent of time and tedious workmanship associated with creating a quilt. Making a quilt is a process that make take 5 to 9 months to accomplish. Crafting a quilt calls for designing, scissoring, piecing, quilting, and binding. All in all, the full amount of time to complete one quilt adds up to somewhere around 200—300 hours.

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